I have worked in diverse settings in London for the NHS, charities and in the private sector as a psychotherapist, art therapist and clinical supervisor. Prior to becoming a Psychotherapist I taught English abroad before returning to the UK where I worked in the private sector in recruitment, marketing and international development. I am very interested in the arts, particularly visual art, film and music. I also regularly record and perform as a musician. All of this experience informs my work as a psychotherapist and art therapist.
Registered UKCP Psychotherapist
Registered HCPC Art Psychotherapist
Member of the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education
MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (distinction) - Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education/ University of East London
Advanced Diploma Integrative Arts Psychotherapy - Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education/ University of East London
Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts (distinction) - Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education/ University of East London / London Metropolitan University.
Certificate in Counselling (IATE)
Hakomi training (30 hours - Centre for applied mindfulness)
Certificate in Mentalisation and the Arts Psychotherapies (CNWL/NHS)
BA (Hons) English & Related Studies (Bretton Hall/ University of Leeds)
I enjoy writing about psychotherapy and the arts and and have written several articles on my own blog here, for Psyche Reg, Counselling Directory, and for Private Psychiatry. These are intended both as ??standalone?? articles and as a means of providing further insight into the way in which I approach my work as a psychotherapist and art therapist.
Psychotherapy is different from speaking to a family member or friend as a psychotherapist is professionally trained to listen and not to try and ??fix?? things for you. The space is yours to think about your life experiences and how they have impacted upon your present day life. I will not judge or tell you what I think is best for you. If you have been wounded in relationships in the past you almost certainly would not have received the caring or empathic responses you needed at the time. It is therefore very important that I as your psychotherapist provide this care and empathy which really is an integral part of the therapeutic process.
Along with actively listening I will also think carefully about what you are telling me and offer my own associations and perspectives from time to time. Indeed, perhaps the most curative aspect and the very foundation of psychotherapy is when you actually experience a felt sense that you have been heard and seen as you wish to be, not as someone else wants you to.
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